Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art – Visitors Guide

Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art features contemporary Israeli art. You can visit exhibitions or join tours, workshops, and shows.

Map

The Museum is located at Abba Hillel Silver 146 Ramat Gan. Not far from Ayalon Mall and Ramat Gan Stadium. And the easiest way to reach it is by entering its name into Waze.

Directions for drivers: Link to Waze and Link to Google Maps
Directions for public transport: Link to Moovit

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Parking

There is no parking near the museum. You can park by Ramat Gan stadium or nearby streets and other parking lots. Our most recent visit was on a Saturday, and we parked near Ohel Shem School (36 Smadar Street) for free. But in the middle of the week, parking on the nearby streets will cost money.

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00
Tuesday: 16:00 – 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 20:00

Entrance Fee

Regular entrance:

Adult: 40 NIS
Senior citizen: 20 NIS
Child (up to 18): free

If you are interested in extra activities, then check the official site.

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Contact Information

Website: www.rgma.org.il
Email: info@rgma.org.il
Phone: 03-7521876
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RGmuseum

Tours

You can register for a tour at the official website. The tours are on Saturdays and cost an extra 10 NIS. I tried to register several days before our visit (when we knew it would be a rainy Saturday). But there were no free places. Thus, if you are interested in a tour, register in advance.

At the Museum

Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art building consists of three floors. The auditorium, a small shop, and Gallery 1 are on the entrance floor. And on the floors above you can visit Galleries 2 and 3.

Note: the cafe is closed on Saturdays.

Here is the floor plan:

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

In the Land of My Love

On our February 2024 visit, we saw the “In the Land of My Love” exhibition.

The exhibition “In the Land of My Love: The Israeli Art Collection of Phoenix Holdings at the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art” extends over the museum’s three floors. It represents three perspectives on local identity as reflected in the collection, in works created from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. The display on the first floor – (Non) Place – is concerned with place and locality as changing values in the Israeli discourse on identity. It explores the vacillation between a longing for place and a yearning to belong, and between the concrete act of settlement and the difficulties it involves. The display on the second floor – Body of Work – is concerned with performances of the body. These range from the Zionist body and its appearance in contrast to the diasporic body and as a metaphor for the reconstitution of the state, to explorations of gender in the contemporary politics of identity and to its dissolution and disintegration. The display on the third floor – What’s New at Home? Is concerned with the concept of home as both an image and a concrete entity, and with the home’s inhabitants, its interior spaces, and the objects that fill it. At the same time, it explores the home’s status as a symbolic territory existing in relation to the external sphere, which generally represents the national ethos.

These three displays do not map a single chronological and historical development or form a uniform, linear continuum. Rather, they shape encounters between different works and artists of different generations, creating gazes at the intersection of different periods, artistic strains and trends, ideologies and techniques. These encounters call for a rereading of each and every work, while offering a contemporary, vital, and relevant gaze at a period encompassing more than a century of Israeli culture. The exhibition is constructed as a multilayered sphere, inviting an exploration of the tectonic shifts deep within this place – a journey in search of an identity in the labyrinth of local existence, at the nerve center of the Israeli genome.

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Here are several photos from the exhibition:

Gallery 2 – Second Floor

Gallery 3

Summary

Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art is a lovely medium-sized museum. Our family visit lasted about one and a half hours. And it is a good attraction for rainy days. However, I must admit that I preferred our visit to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Have you ever been to the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you on future trips!

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